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Adapted from MnSCU/U of M Distance Learning Initiative

These competencies are minimum standards for all students; some majors may require more advanced competencies earlier. This list may be used for a number of customized applications, such as requirements for certain staff positions. This list was validated by representatives from industry and U of M/MnSCU higher education (June, 1997).


Rate your skills in each areas:

0 = no ability
1 = very limited ability
2 = sufficient for basic tasks only
3 = good, adequate for most tasks
4 = very proficient (can come up with new solutions)
5 = expert (can teach it to others)

Individuals should be able to create and manipulate graphics files. This would include the ability to perform tasks such as:

  1. use clip art
  2. capture a preexisting image by scanning
  3. capture a preexisting imgage from video input
  4. create an image using a graphics program
  5. use font style and size
  6. use color,space,and layout

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